I was going to post something about a lesson I learned the other day but instead I thought that I would share some great news. Today, my cousin Nicki got the 'all normal' from her last scan meaning she is cancer free and in her words "It's over." Congratulations on a victory well fought Nicki! They are going to have a big "Got Well" party on July 1st as well as celebrate her 21st birthday. I'm thinking that they may have a house full.
Mike and I have also decided to take off on our own. We haven't been out, just the two of us, for more than a night since before Calla was born and she is now 5. So, where do you think a couple should go for some quiet time to reflect and heal? Nope, not some mountain resort somewhere or a tropical beach. We're on our way to Vegas! I know, I know it seems rather inappropriate but we've always wanted to go. We're not gamblers at all but are very interested in the shows and all of the attractions.
We ended up picking a package through West Jet which includes two tickets to a show so we're guaranteed to see at least one. We are going to be staying at the Mirage. We just picked it without knowing anything about it. After everything was booked I looked up Top 10 things to do in Vegas and one of them was the Atrium at the Mirage. Why am I now surprised to be staying at a hotel full of beautiful tropical birds?! We don't leave until mid July and are very excited.
Just to make things a little bit better the weather finally started to cooperate today. We hit 29 degrees and it was sunny all day. I think that I can actually see some lettuce growing in my garden! As for the birds, I am almost ready to agree that the ones that I saw that day might have been Blue-headed Vireos. I had seen pictures of them before and they didn't look quite right but since looking at more images I think that we may have a winner.
One last good thing: As of today the Strongs down in California have raised over twenty thousand dollars for the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation. Check it out at sponsoramile.com
Love to you all,
8 Years an Angel
1 month ago